Archive | December 2014

Kay gets crafty

A few weeks ago I responded to a posting on KayGetsCrafty.wordpress.com about doing a Christmas card exchange. It seemed like lots of fun, so I created a card and mailed it to Kay in Cornwall, England. Well, today her card in reply arrived here in sunny Central California, and it is my pleasure to share it with you.

My Christmas greeting from England.  Thank you, Kay!

My Christmas greeting from England. Thank you, Kay!

The papercrafting community is full of talented, friendly people…all around the world! Merry Christmas!

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Second Saturday again

I’m all packed, ready to load the car in the morning for our Second Saturday Scrap. I look forward to working on Christmas cards with my gals, both within the Yuletide Carol workshop and some spontaneous ones. This will be our last gathering before Christmas, so I’m sure there will be both giggles and tales of woe about shopping successes or challenges. That is one of the joys of scrapbooking with friends: Time to be creative, but also plenty of time to unwind and de-stress among friends.

My plan had been to bake tonight for tomorrow, but we took my granddaughters to visit friends and make gingerbread houses, which always takes longer than planned. So I’ll get up bright and early and bake the cinnamon apple bread that will start our day together.

Our gingerbread adventure will become a lovely album layout!

Mom giving Olivia some expert assistance with her house

Mom giving Olivia some expert assistance with her house

Lily planning the decor.

Lily planning the decor.

If you have unfinished Christmas projects, your albums are calling to you, or you simply need some “Me Time”, join us at The Little House, 939 S. Chinowth Street, Visalia CA tomorrow between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. We will make room for you!

There is still time to order Christmas gifts from Close To My Heart. Shop here.

The new totes are here!

The gorgeous new Rolling Totes and Shoulder Totes have finally made it through customs and the dock workers’ strike and are ready for delivery to a scrapper near you. Slate gray accented with Lagoon and white chevrons, they will help you look and feel organized.

The new Rolling Tote was custom fit to our Large, Medium, and Small Organizers.

The new Rolling Tote was custom fit to our Large, Medium, and Small Organizers.

As you can see, the totes are beautiful, inside and out. (Organizers in the photograph are not included with the tote.) And as a bonus, they fold up for storage.

The stylish Rolling Tote has three outside zipper pockets with room for tools, paper, and supplies.

The stylish Rolling Tote has three outside zipper pockets with room for tools, paper, and supplies.

And for shorter trips or individual projects, the Shoulder Tote will be a perfect fit!

The Shoulder Tote is also lined in polka-dots, this time on slate fabric.

The Shoulder Tote is also lined in polka-dots, this time on slate fabric.

To order your very own Rolling Tote (Z3032, $149.95) or Shoulder Tote (Z3031, $26.95), visit my Online Business Address. Or email me at fcarriker@gmail.com to find out how to receive it for half price.

Happy (organized) scrapping!

Cyber Monday Specials from Close To My Heart

To add to the goodies I told you about on Saturday, Close To My Heart has announced its first time ever Cyber Monday Sale. From Midnight (MST) on December 1 to 11:59 pm (MST), which is 10:59 (PST), all four of our exclusive Cricut bundles will be 20% off the retail price. Whether you love scrapbooking, cardmaking, or creating 3-D projects, our four exclusive Cricut collections make the perfect addition to any craft room.

To purchase any one or all four exclusive Cricut collections at 20% off the retail price, visit my Online Business Address. And your qualifying purchase of $50 or more entitles you to our Deal of the Decade special and the December Stamp of the Month, “Cutie Pie”.